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US Senate postpones holiday recess to find compromise on Ukraine funding

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 23:36
US Senate postpones holiday recess to find compromise on Ukraine funding
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The US Senate has postponed the start of the holiday break in order to have time to vote for a bill providing support for Ukraine.

Source: European Pravda with reference to Reuters

Details: On Thursday, US Senate representatives from both the Democratic and Republican parties persisted in their efforts to reach a consensus on positions that would authorise further aid to Israel and Ukraine and fortify border security.

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"We're making progress and the White House is engaged, which is good. Everything's encouraging," Senator John Thune, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, told reporters. 

The White House's request for supplemental funding, which involves providing Ukraine with military and macrofinancial assistance worth a total of approximately US$61 billion, has been stuck in the US Congress for more than two months.

Any agreement in the Senate, which the Democrats control with a majority of 51 votes, would also need to win approval from the US House of Representatives, where the Republicans have a 221-213 majority.

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Lawmakers in Congress, the lower house, were unable to pass funding before Christmas because they left Washington on Thursday to start their holiday recess.

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